About Us

We Have the Plants

Cannor Nurseries has the product you are looking for.  As a grower we have the depth of product to supply the home gardener as well as large commercial projects.  If you are looking for a caliper tree for your front yard, large variety of shrubs and perennials for a backyard makeover or hundreds of shrubs and trees for public landscape projects, we have it.  All of our trees, shrubs and perennials are hardy for our northern Alberta climate.


We Have the Experts

The staff at Cannor Nurseries can answer your questions.   Our team is experienced in growing and propagating the plants we sell.  When you come to our Garden Centre our staff will help you with your plant questions and show you how to create the yard you can enjoy.


Management Team

Back Row: Barbara, Evan, Joan, Brenda, Timoteo, Deborah, Darryl, Ben
Front Row: Sandy, Roxanne, Wendy, Sylvia, Reyes
Missing: Shannon, Vanessa, Megan, Bradley and Dillon

Darryl Crowe – Wholesale Manager and Nurseryman
Darryl has over 15 years experience in the industry.  He provides our Landscaper customers advice and knowledge about the plants that grow in our Northern Alberta climate.  He manages our Spruce Grove growing fields and maintains our sales yard.

Brenda Shaul – Retail Garden Centre Manager
Brenda is the daughter of Gorden Heaps our retired General Manager.  A native Albertan, she grew up in the business and brings a wealth of knowledge of growing in our unique climate.

Deborah Bodine - General Manager
Coming from outside the industry Deborah brings a California aesthetic to the gift shop.  Her father John Mathies started Cannor Nurseries Ltd.




Cannor Nurseries Ltd. is a wholesale tree nursery providing quality plants to other wholesale nurseries and garden centres across Canada and the USA. The main nursery is located on over 400 acres in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Cannor Nurseries is an industry leader and innovator in plant propagation and development. The nursery was started in 1953 by John Mathies and his father Aaron Mathies. John and wife Ellen Mathies started the retail division in 1969. Cannor Nurseries is a family run business. All four of John and Ellen’s adult children are in the industry and now their grandchildren have joined the team.

Cannor Nurseries Spruce Grove location has been a nursery for over 30 year. It has over 40 acers. Truly a country location it is a combination of Garden Centre, Wholesale Yard, Gardens, growing fields, water ways and natural forest. Cannor Nurseries acquired the property in the late ‘90’s. The location is just north and west of the Devonian Gardens.